£1500 Budget Rig Tags: New Build Systems Last response: March 4, 2012 5:59 AM in Systems Share EchoFahrenheit March 3, 2012 10:39:46 PM Sorry my last post I forgot to add links and left out some parts and it wouldn't let me delete or edit the post, sorry about that. Approximate Purchase Date: This year Budget Range: £1500 - £1600 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Music, Surfing the Web Parts Not Required: RAM, Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.novatech.co.uk www.aria.co.uk www.overclockers.co.uk Country: UK, England Parts Preferences: Intel I5, Nvidia Graphics Card Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I would like a case with maximum airflow for under £100 Components - I have already chosen them all any different suggestions CPU: Intel core i5 2550K http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor... CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/w... Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa... Graphics Card: Gainward Phantom GeForce GTX 580 3GB http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef... Wireless Adapter: Novatech 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless-N PCI Adapter http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/networking/wirelessn... Optical Drive: Samsung S222BB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldr... HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive... Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (was going to get OEM but decided if I get retail on my first build I can use it for future builds and motherboard upgrades) http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsy... Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Full Tower Case - Black http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cas... Extra Fans: Akasa Quiet Cool Blue Fan - 120mm (x6) (Try and get it to glow blue on the top side and front) http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/f... Power Supply: Corsair TX650M Enthusiast Series - High Performance 650W Power Supply http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp... Monitor: Acer S221HQLBrbd 21.5 inch Ultra-Thin Widescreen Full HD LED Monitor http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/22inchmonit... Mouse: Razer Lachesis Refresh 5600dpi Gaming Mouse http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/miceandt... Headset: Ozone Spark Gaming Headset - Analogue (For now will probably upgrade) http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/micropho... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance More about : 1500 budget rig sosofm March 4, 2012 5:53:04 AM That Gainward with 3GB VDDR don't worth the money if you don't work with that video card. Buy MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II/OC http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef... And with the diference buy a better monitor. LG D2342P 23 inch Cinema 3D Monitor *Includes Assassins Creed Brotherhood PC Game and 1x 3D Glasses http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/23inchmonit... Dell S2330MX 23" Widescreen LED Monitor http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/23inchmonit... Samsung SyncMaster S23A550H 58.4 cm (23") LED LCD Monitor http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/23inchmonit... Your build look great. azeem40 March 4, 2012 5:59:09 AM I know g-unit will say not to spend $ on peripherals until last, but I say, if you can get a good system that fits your needs and end up not using the whole budget, a few extra peripherals can't hurt. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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